Happy Birthday, Annie! Twenty-two years ago you were born! My first granddaughter! My only Canadian granddaughter! This is a very sweet picture of you. You’re so busy now, with going to college and working, but you still have time for a sweet little dog! You’re a dog lover, just like I am! It’s so good your mom got to visit you for your birthday! I wish I could have celebrated with you too.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Annie! She’s a lovely young woman! Please watch over her as she studies, works, plays, and drives. Help her with the friends she makes that they will be good positive influences in her life. Please work out the plan that only You have for her life. I love Annie so much and You love her even more.
You were my third child, born 51 years ago today! You were my sleepy baby! You slept all night right from the start! During the day, I often had to wake you up to feed you! You were a very content child. Many mornings when I went downstairs to begin the day, you were already there, quietly working on putting a puzzle together! You’re my American/Canadian son having duo citizenship. You’ve been to many countries in the world, several that I’ve not been to. Now because of conflicting schedules you and Kaleb are celebrating your birthdays together, father and son, just the two of you! What a special time! I’d better add quickly, I know your family had a special birthday celebration for the two of you last week! So you’re not really neglected! I do wish for you a very happy birthday!
Heavenly Father, thank You for Tim! He’s a fine Christian man, an ambitious man! Please keep him safe in his work, play, as he drives, and sometimes flies. He’s a husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, and neighbor. I love Tim so much and You love him even more!
Happy Birthday, Kaleb! Oh, how the years have gone by! You’re a man! You’re 24 years old! I can’t believe it! You’re my Canadian grandson and I’m very proud of you! After a few years in the workforce, you’re now a student! A law student! You’ll make a good lawyer! This world needs more Christian lawyers so keep at it! Your great-grandfather, my dad, was studying to become a lawyer when the crash came in 1919 and he had to drop out. He would be so proud of you!
I wish Grandpa and I could celebrate your birthday with you. You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers all day!
Heavenly Father, thank You for Kaleb! He’s becoming a fine, Christian man. Please watch over him as he pursues his education! Keep him trusting in You. Watch over him as he drives, works, studies, plays, whatever he does, please keep him safe. Help him with the friends he makes, that they will have a positive influence on him. Please keep him close to You. I love Kaleb so much and You love him even more!
Well, here is some more proof of my pending old age! My granddaughter, Sydney, just asked if I still write birthday blogs! I answered, “Of course!” Then catching my breath, I said, “Oh my goodness, I forgot Shauna! Yesterday was her birthday!”
So here is my belated birthday blog for my wonderful Canadian daughter-in-law, Shauna! I hope you had a great birthday celebration with family. You are my adventuresome, very active daughter-in-law. You’re a runner and a bike rider, a world traveler and a speaker. I hope your family celebrated with you even though I temporarily forgot! I did send you a card and I wished you a happy birthday on facebook. But my blog is my official birthday greeting!
Heavenly Father, thank You for Shauna! She’s a wonderful daughter-in-law to Jerry and me. Please watch over her with her work, as she travels and speaks. Keep her safe and healthy. She’s a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, friend and neighbor. I love Shauna so much and You love her even more!
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